πK correlations in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

D. J. Dean, S. E. Koonin

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Abstract

We show that strong and Coulomb final-state interactions induce correlations between π and K mesons emitted with small relative momenta (≤ 100 MeV/c) from relativistic heavy-ion collisions. Measurements of these correlations, estimated to have a (5-10)% effect, might further constrain source parameters and/or πK scattering lengths. Strong-interaction correlations ≤ 5% are also estimated for π+π- pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume305
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 6 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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